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Pearl Izumi isoShift–($120)

  • By Mario Fraioli
  • Published Sep. 1, 2010
  • Updated Sep. 2, 2010 at 1:42 PM UTC

2010 Fall Running Shoe Review Homepage

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With a moderate amount of stability and plenty of cushioning, but not so much as to detract from performance, the isoShift has the nod from testers as an everyday training or recovery shoe. The fit conforms to the foot in the collar area and is snug in the heel, yet rather wide in the toe box. The isoShift comes across on the rigid and heavy side of the scale, and the upper and midsole cushioning is comfortable and relatively bouncy with adequate forefoot flex.

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Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli is a senior editor at Competitor magazine. A cross-country All-American at Stonehill College in 2003, he now coaches the Prado Women's Racing Team in San Diego and was the men's marathon coach for Costa Rica's 2012 Olympic team. His first book, The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide To Marathon & Half-Marathon Training (VeloPress, 2013) is available in bookstores, running shops and online.

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